Brock Osweiler agrees to deal with Texans

Posted at 1:14 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 07:55:55-05

Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler has agreed in principle to a deal with the Houston Texans, the NFL Network is reporting.

Osweiler was drafted by the Broncos in the second round, 57th overall, of the 2012 NFL Draft.

He served as Peyton Manning's backup during his four years with Denver.

When Manning was injured during the 2015 season, Osweiler started seven games. He set a 5-2 record before being pulled in the final game of the season against the San Diego Chargers.

Osweiler's rookie contract ended this season and he became a free agent on Wednesday.

Osweiler was named one of the NFLPA’s Community MVPs in 2014 for his work with Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children.

Why the Texans?

ESPN is reporting it was about the guaranteed money.

Osweiler's teammates surprised

Some of the Broncos tweeted their reactions after the news of Osweiler's new deal.

Vance Walker retweeted Chris Harris Jr.'s comment and added, "For real tho lol"

Omar Bolden understood it was a business decision.

"Y'all know good and damn well if you at 1 company and another company offer y'all more at the same position y'all gone!" Bolden wrote on Twitter.

Broncos' future quarterback?

With Manning's retirement and Osweiler leaving, the Broncos have one quarterback still on the staff -- Trevor Siemian. He was drafted by the Broncos in the seventh round, 250th overall, in last year's NFL Draft.

As for other options? Adam Schefter is reporting that Robert Lee Griffin III is a possibility.

Ian Rapoport is suggesting RGIII and someone else.

The Denver Post's Broncos beat reporter Troy Renck is also mentioning Kaepernick.


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